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Microsoft today announced the general availability of HBv3 VMs with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology, in the Azure East US, South Central, and West Europe regions. Microsoft also announced that these VMs are coming soon to Central India, UK South, China North 3, Southeast Asia, and West US 3 Azure regions.

Compared to last gen HBv3 VMs, the newly upgraded VMs will offer the following:

  • 80 percent higher performance for CFD.
  • 60 percent higher performance for EDA RTL.
  • 50 percent higher performance for explicit FEA.
  • 19 percent higher performance for weather simulation.

Microsoft also claimed that the new Azure HBv3-series VMs deliver 2.23-3.88 times higher performance when compared to the best publicly demonstrated performance from other major cloud providers.